A scripted drama series focusing on Bill Clinton that has been in the works at History has been scrapped. Deadline reports that the cable channel abandoned plans for the project from R.J. Cutler centered on Clinton’s impeachment.
“‘The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton’ was greenlighted by History in September as a six-part scripted drama series based on Peter Baker’s bestseller ‘The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton.’ Over the past few months, the producers made several offers to A-list actors for the leads, but no one had been cast,” Deadline reports.
The report cites a rep for History confirming that the project is not going forward, and describing the move as a creative decision.
“The Breach” had been set up as the first installment in an anthology series, “The Commanders,” about U.S. presidents.
“The other limited series in the franchise, about such U.S. presidents as Ronald Reagan, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson, remain in development,” Deadline notes.